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Don't want anyone to notice bruising, swelling or other after effects of lower facelift when I go back to work. How much time should I take off work?

Don't want anyone to notice bruising, swelling or other after effects of lower facelift when I go back to work. How much time should I take off work?

Two weeks but vary: In many instances this will depend on the extent of the lower facelift and adjunctive procedures such as liposuction or fat grafting or laser resurfacing/peels as well as one own's tendency for bruising and hairstyle to camouflage the cheek region. With truly minimal lower facelifts, some may return after 5-7 days whereas more extensive procedures may produce bruising for up to 3-4 weeks. ...Read more

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Facelift (Definition)

A facelift is a procedure that lifts and repositions the lower facial skin and soft tissue. This rejuvenates the jawline and neckline, in many cases, resulting in ...Read more


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Arnica, although controversial has been suggested to lessen swelling and bruising after a facelift. Is it too late to start the tablets and/ or gel at 72 hours post surgery?

Arnica, although controversial has been suggested to lessen swelling and bruising after a facelift. Is it too late to start the tablets and/ or gel at 72 hours post surgery?

Arnica best before: While the evidence is not very convincing, arnica (an herbal homeopathic product) may help with swelling and bruising from surgery. It seems to work best if started before surgery or right after, so at 3 days it probably won't do a lot of good. On the other hand, it is inexpensive and probably low risk. Be sure to talk to your plastic surgeon before starting any medications or supplements though. ...Read more

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How can swelling and bruising be eliminated as quickly as possible after a deep plane facelift which included a chin implant?

How can swelling and bruising be eliminated as quickly as possible after a deep plane facelift which included a chin implant?

Limiting bruising: A variety of techniques can help limit bruising, most important being gentle technique by your surgeon.

Steps to limiting bruising:
ice
limit activity
arnica
compression
avoiding blood thinners. ...Read more

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How much bruising and swelling will I have after the lifestyle lift? Is swelling less than a traditional facelift? I would like to lift my eyes and reduce my wrinkles. I was looking at having a facelift and then heard about the lifestyle lift. Is one proc

How much bruising and swelling will I have after the lifestyle lift? Is swelling less than a traditional facelift? I would like to lift my eyes and reduce my wrinkles. I was looking at having a facelift and then heard about the lifestyle lift. Is one proc

As: As a former surgeon for lifestyle lift, I would highly recommend inquiring with your local facial plastic surgeon about minimally invasive facelift procedures. The original lifestyle lift procedure has a short lasting effect which you will likely have to repeat within two years of surgery.
There are similarly minimally invasive facelift procedures that may be done under local anesthesia that are more efficacious.
That said, there is minimal swelling after minimally invasive facelift surgery, the bruising really depends on how easily you bruise and whether you follow the post operative instructions you are given by your surgeon. Generally, it is advisable to avoid alcohol, Aspirin or nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (motrin, advil (ibuprofen) etc). The bruising ranges from mild to moderate and is easily camouflageable by concealer makeup which can be applied as early as the next day after surgery as long as it is not applied over the incision lines.
My warmest recommendation is to at least inquire with your local facial plastic surgeon about the indication for surgery and your options. The lifestyle lift company has a tendency to push its doctors and consultants to suggest surgery for nearly anyone walking in the door. ...Read more

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How much bruising and swelling will I have after the lifestyle lift? Is swelling less than a traditional facelift? I would like to lift my eyes and reduce my wrinkles. I was looking at having a facelift and then heard about the lifestyle lift. Is one proc

How much bruising and swelling will I have after the lifestyle lift? Is swelling less than a traditional facelift? I would like to lift my eyes and reduce my wrinkles. I was looking at having a facelift and then heard about the lifestyle lift. Is one proc

Ask Surgeon.: Much will depend on exactly what procedure is being planned; therefore, best to ask your chosen surgeon about realistic expectations when it comes to the amount/duration of swelling postoperatively. ...Read more

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How long does the swelling and bruising last after a face lift? How long will I experience swelling and bruising after my face lift? .

How long does the swelling and bruising last after a face lift? How long will I experience swelling and bruising after my face lift? .

4days to 4 weeks+/-: This is typically performed in combination with liposuction. Bruising can be minimal lasting only 3-4 days but when more extensive, it can last 3-4 weeks. Rest, ice, compression, and avoidance of blood thinning agents may help to minimize swelling. Compression garments and lymphatic massage may also be advocated by some surgeons to expedite resolution of swelling. ...Read more

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A mini endoscopic facelift generally lasts 5-10 years and ultherapy about a year?

A mini endoscopic facelift generally lasts 5-10 years and ultherapy about a year?

Lasting results: The length of time a procedure lasts depends on the age of the patient, the techniques used and the quality of the tissues. Results from non surgical treatments will be less dramatic as well as less long lasting. ...Read more

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Would the advertized one hour lunch "mini" facelift typically result in a wind swept look since there is pulling and not lifting of deep facial skin?

Would the advertized one hour lunch "mini" facelift typically result in a wind swept look since there is pulling and not lifting of deep facial skin?

Mini facelift: A mini facelift is a lower facelift. The actual lifting is achieved by imbricating the SMAS or connective tissue layer. When a patient has a windswept look, there are issues with the vector of the lift and the redraping of the skin. This is not determined. Y the type of facelift but by individual technique. Be sure to have your face evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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What does a mini endoscopic facelift not correct? Is there a mini and a major? Downtime for each? Endoscopic approach better?

What does a mini endoscopic facelift not correct? Is there a mini and a major? Downtime for each? Endoscopic approach better?

Depends on surgeon: This is not a precise defi it iin anderson depends on which areas the surgeon chooses to address and describe as mini versus major. So this may or may not treat the forehead/brow, upper eyelids, lower eyelids, cheek/midface, jawline, and/or neck. ...Read more

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Did a mini. Facelift surgery on the 9th June, can I use vitamin e oil, by the ears, and under and above the eyes?

Did a mini. Facelift surgery on the 9th June, can I use vitamin e oil, by the ears, and under and above the eyes?

Ask your surgeon: For my patients, if there incisions were healed and there were no complications I would start them on a scar regimen. If they approached me about wanting to try Vitamin E I would be ok with that. There are no good studies to show a solid benefit of any products not the market except for maybe silicone gel and sheets. The biggest thing is to ask your surgeon, because each case is a little different ...Read more

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Had a mini facelift on the 9th June, can I used vitamin e oil, on my ears stitches are out. Eyes on top and below. I am 19days post surgery..

Had a mini facelift on the 9th June, can I used vitamin e oil, on my ears stitches are out. Eyes on top and below. I am 19days post surgery..

VITAMIN E OIL: I TELL MY PATIENTS, "NEVER EVER USE VITAMIN E OIL OR CREAM OR LOTION ON THE SKIN! "
WHY? BECAUSE I HAVE SEEN LOTS OF ALLERGIC REACTIONS TO IT. . .
BUT THAT'S JUST ME. ...Read more

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Does facelift always look natural?

Does facelift always look natural?

They should!: Most experienced facelift surgeons aim to deliver natural results. During healing things may look distorted, but with time things relax and swelling resolves. The people you see who do not look natural have usually done too many facelift (3 or more depending on the patient). See a facial plastic surgery expert to get an idea! ...Read more

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Is facelift a very common procedure?

First tell me what: ...You mean "common" & why that's your main concern. ...Read more

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What medicine will be prescribed you after a facelift?

What medicine will be prescribed you after a facelift?

Facelift meds: Dear shermanl,
usually, an antibiotic, an antibiotic ointment, something to help you sleep are prescribed. The other medications that may be prescribed are up to your surgeon and what they feel comfortable with.
Best,
nima shemirani. ...Read more

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Is there any way to have a facelift naturally without surgery?

Is there any way to have a facelift naturally without surgery?

No: No. Fillers and lasers may help, but only a surgical facelift will produce the lasting results of a facelift. ...Read more

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What happens if my facelift scar is exposed to sun?

What happens if my facelift scar is exposed to sun?

Scars darken: Scars may darken in uv light. Also any bruises may cause a darkening of the skin. It is beat to keep scars out of the sun till they mature and lose their red color. ...Read more

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Brown skin spots, help. I had facelift and now they are more prominent?

Facelift: Dear dancap6,

if you are still early in the healing period (6 months), just watch it for now. Sometimes the trauma of surgery will make these spots worse. Wear sunscreen religiously. If it is still present after that time period, ask your doctor. A laser or cream may help.

Best,
nima shemirani. ...Read more

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I need a facelift but can not afford one how can I do this my neck is sagging and feel depressed most of the time need help

I need a facelift but can not afford one how can I do this my neck is sagging and feel depressed most of the time need help

Facelift finance: There are a couple of ways to afford a facelift. One is to talk with the office manager at your plastic surgeon's office. They may have financing plans. Another option is to see a resident clinic. They have them at most university plastic surgery programs. They are typically overseen by board certified faculty. ...Read more

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Hi, my skin has aged prematurely from insomnia, and I was wondering what's the best way to bring back elasticity to my sagging skin without a facelift?

Hi, my skin has aged prematurely from insomnia, and I was wondering what's the best way to bring back elasticity to my sagging skin without a facelift?

Skin Rejuvenation: Certainly obtaining adequate sleep and eating well, help our body overall. Sunscreen and retinA are the cornerstone of today's skin care program. Once the skin begins to age, chemical peels, laser treatments, dermapen and Thermi RF can help to restore collagen and support to the skin. Find a local specialist who can help guide you to the best options for you. ...Read more

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What is a vertical facelift?

Vertical facelift: The vertical refers to the vector of the actual lifting. ...Read more

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How often can I have facelift?

Facelift Frequency: Depends on the depth and extent of the original facelift. Simpler procedures may only provide 5-10 yrs of rejuvenation while a more extensive deep plane facelift can produce results that will last 15yrs. ...Read more

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Why do men think they need facelifts?

Why do men think they need facelifts?

Same as women: We live in a youth-oriented society that is discriminatory towards the older population (ageism). While men are not judged on their appearance to the same degree as women, some men feel the need to look young in order to be confident and competitive at work. Men, like women, want to look as young as they feel. Facial rejuvenation in men should be conservative in order to avoid looking feminized. ...Read more

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How many men are having facelifts now?

How many men are having facelifts now?

Male Facelift: More and more men are becoming more aware of the importance of their appearance in their daily lives. In addition to medical skin care, surgical rejuvenation can make a big impact on an older man's appearance. Make sure your surgeon is well versed in the different goals of male and female facelifts so you don't end up with an overly feminized, tight, unnatural look. ...Read more

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Is 37 yrs old too young for a facelift?

Depends: It depends on your aging, skin, facial volume, desires and expectations. See a facial plastic surgeon for an evaluation. ...Read more

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At what age should a woman have a facelift?

At what age should a woman have a facelift?

Age for facelift: Facial aging can bother a person at varying ages. Mild aging can be treated non-surgically with skin care, botox, and filler injections. As aging progresses, procedures like mini-facelift, neck lift, or full facelift (with/without brow and eyes) become more appropriate. Consultation with a plastic surgeon will allow you to discuss your concerns to create the most appropriate treatment plan. ...Read more

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Is there good alternative to facelift at 40?

Is there good alternative to facelift at 40?

Yes!: It all depends what you are concerned about. "minilifts" or short scar lifts may be good options for younger patients. Laser skin rejuvenation may be a good option too. Injectable fillers and Botox are good complementary treatments to consider. You should consult with an experienced facial surgeon to see what's right for you. ...Read more

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Can I have facelift at 60 with a full recovery?

Of course: Then you will look like a 60 year old person who had her face stretched. Except you will be out about $10, 000. Some people really benefit. Be sure you really need it. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: facelift?

Facial rejuvenation: A facelift is a procedure that lifts and repositions the lower facial skin and soft tissue. This rejuvenates the jawline and neckline, in many cases, resulting in a more youthful appearance. ...Read more

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Does having a facelift cause pain after the procedure is completed?

Does having a facelift cause pain after the procedure is completed?

Some, but not severe: You should always expect some discomfort after surgery, but a facelift generally does not cause severe pain. People usually note areas of tightness, especially in the neck. Post op pain meds usually work well. Severe pain should be reported to your surgeon to make sure there is no bleeding under the skin or other healing problem. ...Read more

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What is latest age for good results from first facelift? Is it worth the risk then?

None: Overall health and personal expectations are better indicators than age alone. There seems to be a greater trend toward having facelifts earlier in life than waiting until you are older. Depending on the the particular aging problems, it may be reasonable to address these with less risky types of facelift that provide dramatic results nonetheless. ...Read more

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I need to chose a dotor for facelift. Which type should I get? Nice or good results?

I need to chose a dotor for facelift. Which type should I get? Nice or good results?

No easy answer: both: You should be able to get nice AND good results. Choose a surgeon with experience, who comes recommended by other medical professionals and is a board certified plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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What is a liquid facelift?

What is a liquid facelift?

Liquid facelift?: This is where "fillers" are injected into the cheek / malar region usually to fill / plump out this region. This in turn lifts / pulls the naso-labial fold smoother. ...Read more

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How swollen do you get after a facelift?

It can be variable: A lot depends upon the exact facelift procedure that is done, how long the surgery takes, if it combined with other procedures as well as meds that you normally take. It is most common to experience mild to moderate swelling that should resolve over the 5-days after surgery. ...Read more

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What is the new "lifestyle lift" facelift?

A marketing term: This is a trademarked term used to convey a short scar facelift performed within an outpatient setting with minimal anesthetic (local) by a variety of different physicians/surgeons. Tothebeat of my ability, I cannot find a respected book, scientific article or peer reviewed journal discussing the technique. ...Read more

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Is there a good alternative to a surgical facelift?

Is there a good alternative to a surgical facelift?

Not really: A facelift will reposition the soft tissues of the face to a more youthful position. The current emphasis is much more on fat repositioning than fat removal. A facelift will not treat fine wrinkles in the skin. Surface treatments such as skin care, peels, and laser treatments will do this, but will do nothing about sagging soft tissues like a surgical facelift. ...Read more

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